College of Design News

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Making Cities Smart and Green

Sustainability, project-based learning, and real-world applications have PPPM students lining up in the corridor to take this class.

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Photography Professor Recognized as 2018 Honored Educator

Terri Warpinski, Professor of Art, has been selected as the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2018 Honored Educator.

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UO Department of Product Design to host Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference in Portland

The University of Oregon’s Product Design department is set to host the Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference for the second year in a row.

Ali Lau, an architecture graduate student, holds a model of her project. She received four nominations to be featured in an Emerald edition honoring women in the UO community for Women's History Month. (Phillip Quinn/Emerald)

Grad student Ali Lau champions equity and inclusion at the University of Oregon

Building coalitions along with architectural models, College of Design graduate student Ali Lau—who is pursuing master's degrees in Community and Regional Planning and in

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As UO prepares to grow, so does planning for a new home for PPPM

As the University of Oregon prepares to serve more students in the coming years, the institution is moving forward with planning for construction of a new 60,000 square foot classroom and faculty office building.

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Presidential fund awards $1 million for Urbanism Next Center

A grant from the Presidential Fund for Excellence will allow Urbanism Next to establish a new center with faculty and staff from the Portland and Eugene campuses.

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College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

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Outfitting the World's Best Athletes for the Winter Olympics

Much more goes into designing sports apparel than these streamlined skins reveal at first glance. Sports Product Design program head Susan Sokolowski describes the design process and the research in areas such as materials science, aerodynamics, biomechanics, and physiology that go into developing a medal-winning outfit.

The Shire and Multnomah Falls

Legacy of a View: The Secret Story of the Shire

Oregon Field Guide recently did a stunning piece on “The Shire,” a unique, 75-acre work of landscape design in the Columbia River Gorge, and the legacy of its architect John Yeon.

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Sports Product Design Lands in Munich

Two Sports Product Design students were chosen to attend a prestigious masterclass in Germany.

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Returning Duck Olympian Competes in 2018 Winter Games

For this art student and alpine skier, life is looking up as she competes in her second Olympics!

Gloria Morazán Salgado

Student's vision of sustainable development crosses borders

Growing up in urban Honduras, Gloria Morazán Salgado witnessed a country struggling to sustain natural resources while addressing extreme poverty. Now she's part of the solution.

Urbanism Next

Urbanism Next to Host National Conference on Cities of the Future

Explore ways to help cities prepare for advances in technology, such as the advent of autonomous vehicles, the rise of e-commerce, and the proliferation of the sharing economy.

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Two Art Faculty Selected to Feature Video Installation at Prestigious 2018 Biennale Architettura

School of Art + Design faculty members David Rueter and Marissa Benedict have film featured at 2018 Biennale Architettura, part of the prestigious Venice Biennale.

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This Is the Place to Be

Former Stanford football player Kodi Whitfield now tackles innovation in the School of Art + Design's sports product design program.

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